attracts record turnout of volunteers
record turnout of over 60 volunteers turned out to take part in
a beach clean in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday (February 17th).
100 sacks of litter were collected during the two-hour clean-up
of the banks of the River Brue where rubbish collects before ending
up on local beaches.
Hollidge from the Friends of Burnham Beach said: "The clean
up exceeded all expectations, with over 30 new volunteers adding
to our experienced group."
tackled an area that had been left messy for a long time - a stretch
of the Brue estuary towards Highbridge from Apex Park where so much
rubbish was collected."
lot of it was 'big stuff' that wouldn't go in a bag such as a supermarket
trolley, an old motorcycle, a kettle and parts of a car!"
Cox, Burnham's Coastal Community Officer at the Litter Free Coasts
& Seas Somerset project, added: "What a fantastic day -
60 volunteers, 90 man hours and over 100 bags of litter collected
from along the river banks."
thanks go to all involved - the area was positive sparkling by the
time we had finished!"
next clean up will be held in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday March 3rd
at 10am, meeting at Burnham-On-Sea Sailing Club.
will also be a Friends of Burnham Beach meeting at Sailing Club
clubhouse this Thursday at 7pm to discuss the direction of the group
in the future when all are welcome to attend.